Exploring Asian Art: Form, Function, and Interpretation

Spend three days exploring works of Asian art on display at the Seattle Art Museum and Seattle Asian Art Museum. Utilizing the collection, we will consider the original context within which objects were created and follow them along their paths of trade, transformation, and influence. This study will include close consideration of objects of devotion, utilitarian objects, and contemporary expressions crafted from a multitude of materials and taking shape in various forms. Additionally, we will discuss points of inspiration taken by artists who encounter these works anew and as part of the legacy of their cultural heritage.

This three-day intensive workshop will connect the objects in the collection of the Seattle Art Museum to curriculum across subjects, including Social Studies, Visual Art, World History, Language Arts, Asian Studies, and Art History. Engage with resources firsthand and explore what you can bring back to your classroom. Educators from the Seattle Art Museum and the East Asia Resource Center will provide frameworks for integrating the museum collection into your teaching practice.

Photo credit: L Fried, courtesy of SAAM

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